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Cheap flights from Melbourne to Canberra

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Melbourne (MEL) to Canberra (CBR)

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to CBR flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to Canberra flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Canberra.
ME1 - CBR
Price
$242 - $407
CBR
Temperature
12 - 28 °C
CBR
Precipitation
33 - 69 mm

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 21% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$242

From Melbourne to Canberra

One-way from

$218

One-way flight from Melbourne to Canberra

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne to Canberra?

Saturday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Melbourne to Canberra. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Canberra.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne to Canberra?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 61 days in advance, which can save you up to 44% on flights from Melbourne to Canberra compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 61 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $319. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $378.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne to Canberra?

April is one of the best times of the year to fly to Canberra from Melbourne. Prices for April average $307 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $176. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June. Opting for a April flight can save you 32% on your journey compared to booking in April

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Canberra (ME1 - CBR)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Melbourne to Canberra at midday. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 16% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Canberra in September, October 2021

The best prices found for MEL to CBR flights in September, October
15 Oct - 22 Oct
$186pp
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Rex
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
15 Oct - 22 Oct
$247pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
18 Oct - 21 Oct
$262pp
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Rex
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Canberra 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Canberra from Melbourne found for this year
15 Oct - 22 Oct
$186pp
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Rex
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
15 Oct - 22 Oct
$247pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
18 Oct - 21 Oct
$262pp
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Rex
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to Canberra from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Canberra direct flight deals
15 Oct - 22 Oct
$186pp
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Rex
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
1 Mar - 15 Mar
$261pp
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Rex
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
18 Oct - 21 Oct
$262pp
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Rex
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Canberra

Late deals on return flights to Canberra from Melbourne, departing today and this week
21 Sep - 24 Sep
$556pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
21 Sep - 24 Sep
$625pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
23 Sep - 23 Sep
$633pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Canberra from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Canberra
07:00 - 11:50
Rex
1 stop
4h 50m
MEL - CBR
Rex
$218
mytrip.com
04:15 - 11:50
Virgin Australia
2 stops
7h 35m
MEL - CBR
Virgin Australia
$292
DreamWorldTravel
03:10 - 12:15
Jetstar
2 stops
33h 05m
AVV - CBR
Jetstar
$455
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Melbourne</span> to <span class="emphasized">Canberra</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Canberra

What airport do you fly into for flights to Canberra from Melbourne?

Canberra (CBR), located 6.4 km from the city centre, is the airport you fly into when you book flights from Melbourne to Canberra. 3 airlines have flights to Canberra from Melbourne on a regular basis. Booking flights from Melbourne to Canberra should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 2 inbound flights from Melbourne per day.

Which airlines flying from Melbourne to Canberra have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Melbourne to Canberra have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia, and Qantas Airways are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Tigerair Australia with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Canberra for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Canberra for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Rex for just $186, but on average you can expect to pay $459.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Canberra for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 3 direct flights from Melbourne to Canberra under $200. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Canberra is less than $236.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Canberra for under $600?

There are currently 8+ open flights from Melbourne to Canberra within the next 7 days for less than $600.

How popular is this Melbourne to Canberra flight route?

This flight path from Melbourne to Canberra was viewed by 5,725 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Melbourne to Canberra return?

Flying on Rex is currently your cheapest option to Canberra, with prices starting at $186. Additional return tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Virgin Australia and Qantas Airways, with the lowest prices starting at $247 and $2,664, respectively. You may be able to fly from Melbourne to Canberra for 39% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Melbourne to Canberra one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is Rex, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $96. However, be on the lookout for offers from Virgin Australia and Qantas Airways, as they are both options that can get you from Melbourne to Canberra for a low price.

Destination information for Canberra

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to Canberra.
Flight duration from Melbourne to CBR
1h 07m
Average temperature for September in Canberra
17.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Canberra
50.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

Airports servicing Canberra

Top 3 airlines flying from Melbourne to Canberra

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Canberra choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Tigerair Australia
$118 $167 No cancel fee 81%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Tigerair Australia. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Virgin Australia
$177 $260 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$144 $296 No cancel fee 74%
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Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Canberra

See what time of day planes typically take off from Melbourne towards Canberra.
Morning 6 AM to midday 63% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 36% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Melbourne to Canberra
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Melbourne to Canberra.
Sunday
3 daily flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
0 flights
Wednesday
4 daily flights
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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